Alejandro Bedoya calls out Congress, pleads for gun control after scoring goal

Alejandro Bedoya calls out Congress, pleads for gun control after scoring goal”

Philadelphia Union soccer player Alejandro Bedoya scores a goal in tonight's game against D.C. United, runs over to a field microphone and shouts, "Congress, do something now".

Philadelphia Union returned to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday with a dominant 5-1 victory at DC United.

His plea came at the end of weekend which saw two mass shootings in the country.

Bedoya said a friend from back home encouraged him Sunday to use his platform to speak out for gun control.

There were two mass shooting in the United States over the weekend in OH and Texas, where 29 people were killed.

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The USA global scored his team's opening goal in their 5-1 win over DC United on Sunday.

Before the game, Bedoya had posted on Twitter the first steps he thought policymakers could take to help curb gun violence.

MLS confirmed to ESPN FC and other outlets on Monday that Bedoya will not be fined or suspended for his actions. He wore a shirt reading "MSD Strong" in the Union's season-opener weeks after the February 2018 attack.

A footballer pleaded to end gun violence in America with his goal celebration on Sunday. "He's passionate, he cares, and again, it's a real issue in our country now that needs change". "Words without actions are just worthless", the tweet reads. "Even in Philly, I'm dropping my kids off and I get a message that the school is on lockdown because a shooting happened around the corner".

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